When you come home each evening, how does your apartment make you feel? Is it a place of peace and tranquility? Does it give you a feeling of calm? If it doesn’t have you feeling this way, do you want it to?
If you desire a home that makes you feel calm and relaxed when you come home after a long day at work, you may want to look into the principles of Feng Shui. Yes, Feng Shui. You’ve probably heard of Feng Shui, but do you know what it is and how to apply its premises to your home? Learn a little bit about this ancient art and how you might implement it in your place.
Feng Shui Is…
- Feng Shui literally translates as “wind” and “water.” And for the Chinese, wind and water are linked to good health and good fortune.
- There are portions of the principles of Feng Shui that go back thousands of years. Feng Shui incorporates elements from physics, philosophy, astrology, astronomy, and the Taoists vision of nature.
- Nowadays, many associate Feng Shui with the idea that placing yourself and certain objects within your home can affect your life. It relates to creating balance and harmony with the energies that surround you.
The Basics of Feng Shui: Feng Shui requires years of studying in order to understand all of its nuances. But if you are looking for some simple things you can do to try and bring Feng Shui to your home, here are some areas where you can begin:
- Enter Via Your Front Door: This is an easy premise for you to implement as you most likely always enter your home via your front door. For those that follow the ideas of Feng Shui, it is believed that chi, also known as your “life force,” enters your home through the front door. If you are not opening and closing your front door, it is believed that you are not allowing the positive energy to come to you.
- Look at Your Kitchen Cabinets: Do you have space between your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling? If you do not, this is considered to be good Feng Shui. Of course, if you do have space, you may be wondering what you can do to reduce the bad Feng Shui. It is recommended that you place plants and lights above your cabinets in order to bring good energy to your space.
- Shut Your Bathroom Door: One of the tenets of Feng Shui is the belief that when water escapes, money is also escaping. Because your bathroom is highly associated with water, keep your bathroom doors shut so that the “water will not escape” and, hopefully, you will experience greater wealth.
- Get Rid of Clutter: It seems that everyone is talking about getting rid of clutter in your home these days and Feng Shui is no different. With Feng Shui, clutter is seen as a deterrent to good energy and may even be a cause of bad energy.
- Bring in Nature: Feng Shui also embraces the addition of natural elements to your home. This may include bringing in natural light, adding plants, burning incense or candles, or playing sounds of nature.
Whether you believe in the ancient principles of Feng Shui or not, some of the Feng Shui things you can do for your home are simple and may help create a more relaxing and calming environment. After all, everyone wants their home to be a place of calm after a busy day.